A must is to visit Loretta Caponi, located in Piazza Antinori, probably the most beautiful linen shop in the world.
Next on my must do's is a visit to Vivoli, hands down the best Gelato I have every tasted. Flavors like dark chocolate with pieces orange rind sent me to the moon.
Florence is an amazing city. Great food, history, art, and shopping. Besides visiting the Ufizzi, David at the Academia, and Duomo, We ventured over to the Pitti Palace and explored the gardens which has the best views in Florence.
A few OC Wino food and Finds Tips:
Our Best dinner was Vecchia Bettola. We had delicious food and sat at a community table and met the most fun people. Dessert was wild strawberries with vanilla Gelato.
A great city to explore all by foot. Make sure you get tickets to the museums in advance.
For your first visit to Venice, The water taxi is the way to go, 110 Euro but the experience is worth it every time.
We checked into Istituto Canossiano San Trovaso, founded in the 18th century. A convent on the Academia side of Venice. At 100 Euro a night, we had a very large clean room with Terrazzo floors, comfortable beds, and friendly nuns in habits who greeted us when we arrived.
What is a trip to Venice without a meal at Harry's bar. We devoured the best Carpaccio ever, pappardelle with a creamy smoked bacon and saffron infused sauce, finishing with their famous Vanilla Gelato. A must to sit downstairs, and no shorts allowed.
Hands down it was the Gritti Palace. What set this one apart was that it was blended and the ice made the consistency really frothy and smooth.
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